Monthly Archives: October 2012

EESI: Carbon Pricing around the World

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) has published a new and authoritative report: ” Fact Sheet: Carbon Pricing around the World.” (free download). This new report describes current and proposed carbon pricing practices and emissions trading schemes of nations … Continue reading

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Why a hospital CEO chose district energy to power redeveloped space

In this article in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of ReNew Canada, author Glenn Miller, vice president, education and research, Canadian Urban Institute, describes how and why a hospital CEO made the decision to embrace district energy for the redevelopment and … Continue reading

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Public Citizen, Texas named as Industry Ally by CHP industry

The Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative (TXCHPI) has recognized the advocacy group Public Citizen, Texas as CHP Industry Ally for 2012. The CHP Ally recognition is given to an individual, company or organization that forms an alliance with the … Continue reading

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ACEEE: Are the stars aligned for investment in industrial energy efficiency?

Christopher H. Russell, Visiting Fellow, Industry with the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE), assesses the timing for investment in industrial energy efficiency, as covered in the report “Understanding Industrial Investment Decision-Making (ACEEE Research Report IE124),” which he … Continue reading

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Forbes: Recycling wasted heat and power could clear the air

Ken Silverstein, editor-in-chief for Energy Central’s EnergyBiz Insider, writes in Forbes that: Energy is wasted daily. And a marketplace void now exists to recapture waste heat and to apply it to create electricity. Proponents of the concept say that the … Continue reading

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Copenhagen’s seawater district cooling system delivers energy and carbon savings

Justin Gerdes reports in Forbes: Situated in wind-swept, cloud-covered northern Europe, Copenhagen is probably not the first city to come to mind in need of air-conditioning. Summer high temperatures rarely exceed the mid-70s Fahrenheit, but, in buildings with large server … Continue reading

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Industry Champion named by Combined Heat & Power Industry

The Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative (TXCHPI), an association of business interests that supports CHP technology applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings, recently hosted CHP2012 in Houston. The conference and trade show event was attended by industry professionals from … Continue reading

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District heating CHP system to cut energy costs by 25% for 335-home development in UK

A flagship low-carbon community of 335 new homes in in Sudbury, London Borough of Brent, is to be built by Notting Hill housing association and Countryside Properties working with E.ON, that follows the government policy on future energy management. An … Continue reading

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Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Event Series

Following are exciting upcoming events from Connecticut DEEP that might add value to your development of a microgrid project submissions. For more information on any of these events, please contact Veronica Szczerkowski at veronica.szczerkowski@ct.gov. 2012 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition: … Continue reading

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Detroit Thermal provides efficient steam heat to Ford Field

Detroit Thermal, owner and operator of the district energy steam system serving the greater downtown Detroit area, today announced that as of this month, it is supplying hot water heaters for Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Detroit Thermal … Continue reading

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